Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-324 - Statewide voter registration database
Section 434-324-010 - Election management system-Applications for voter registration

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 434-324-010

Current through Register Vol. 22-12, June 15, 2022

(1) Each auditor must enter and maintain voter registration records in the official statewide voter registration database by using the election management system. Each record must contain at least the following information from the voter registration application in a format compatible with the official statewide voter registration database:

(a) Name;

(b) Complete residential address;

(c) Complete mailing address;

(d) Voter registration number;

(e) Gender;

(f) Date of birth;

(g) Date of original registration;

(h) Applicable district and precinct codes;

(i) Elections in which the individual was eligible to vote and if the voter voted, if available;

(j) Washington state driver license number, Washington state identification card number, valid tribal identification card, and/or the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number; and

(k) An electronic scanned image file of the applicant's signature.

(2) In the case of an applicant who provides a copy of one of the alternative forms of identification listed in RCW 29A.08.107 for registration purposes, the auditor must either maintain a scanned image of the identifying document or make a notation in the registration record indicating which alternative form of identification was provided to the auditor. Pursuant to RCW 29A.08.710, a scanned image of the identification is not available for public inspection or copying.


(a) If a voter registration application is incomplete, the county auditor may use other government resources and public records to confirm the missing information, except if the missing information is the applicant's signature or confirmation of United States citizenship. The county auditor may also attempt to contact the applicant by phone, email or other means to obtain identification information.

(b) If, after these attempts, the county auditor is still unable to obtain the incomplete information, the county auditor must send the applicant a verification notice as defined by RCW 29A.08.030.

(4) When the county auditor enters an applicant's information into the secretary of state's voter registration database, the auditor must check for potential duplicate registrations found by the system.

(5) Each auditor must use quality assurance procedures to maintain accurate data entry into the statewide voter registration database.

Amended by WSR 20-13-043, Filed 6/10/2020, effective 7/11/2020

Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.620, and 29A.04.630. 11-24-064, § 434-324-010, filed 12/6/11, effective 1/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 09-18-098, § 434-324-010, filed 9/1/09, effective 10/2/09; 07-24-044, § 434-324-010, filed 11/30/07, effective 12/31/07; 07-02-100, § 434-324-010, filed 1/3/07, effective 2/3/07; 06-11-041, § 434-324-010, filed 5/10/06, effective 6/10/06; 05-24-039, § 434-324-010, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 97-21-045, recodified as § 434-324-010, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97; Order 74-4, § 434-24-010, filed 6/3/74; Order 6, § 434-24-010, filed 3/3/72.

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